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As an ardent Brexiteer, I am increasingly relieved I voted to remain.
My instinct, or gut feeling if you will, was a desire to leave due to the EU’s ‘direction of travel.’ In other words its ultimate goal of a completely united Europe both politically and monetarily.
The concept is anathema to me. I am English first, British second and, well, there is no third. European certainly isn’t in there.
However, young people were quite happy at the prospect so I voted for them.
I also considered the opinion of the late, great Sir Peter Ustinov. A man I admired hugely. He would have wanted the EU to succeed so who am I to argue with so marvelous a mind as his?
Anyway. It’s a moot point now. Brexit is in such a mess it’s laughable really.
As far as anyone can tell it is still happening in March next year but, frankly, nobody knows exactly what will be happening.
There is, of course, an outside chance that it won’t happen. This eventuality will certainly be problematical from a democratic point of view but, as my daughter would be happy I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.
So. There you have it. A staunch Brexiteer somewhat relieved he voted to remain.
Would I do the same if the referendum was held now? No. Absolutely not.
I would still vote remain but now to prevent the madness that has ensued – I still wouldn’t trust or particularly like the EU but, better the devil you know perhaps?